Study the seaside of the past with this bumper pack of memorabilia containing; holiday camp pamphlets, hotel leaflets, entertainment programme, by coach to the seaside booklet, railway handbill and selection of postcards. (12 leaflets/items).Most of our current perceptions of the British, and especially the English and Welsh, seaside are all the stronger for having Victorian roots. Childish innocence (buckets, spades and sandcastles), nature (starfish, rock-pools and gulls as well as the power and tranquillity of the sea itself), simple 'old-fashioned' fun (donkeys, roundabouts, Punch and Judy, boat trips, beach entertainers), and tasty, informal seaside food (fish and chips, ice cream, candy-floss, cockles and whelks). Many of these activities took part on the famous Victorian piers, which, as they expanded would also have been host to a wider variety of entertainment such as; theatres, zoos and exhibitions.
17 Sep 2014
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